Our Promise

We understand what your team faces every day. They get up and strap on a workingman’s tool belt. They throw on a miner’s hardhat. Haul a chainsaw into the forests. Handcraft a product with passion. Truck the interstates with a load. Stock the shelves with daily essentials. Provide comfort and care for your guests. Protect and grow assets for your clients. Most importantly, you get up and run your business. Pure and simple.

  • You need a partner that is as passionate about what they do, as you are about what you do.
  • You will not find anyone who will work harder than our team.
  • You’ve got more important things to deal with, like running a successful business. Let us handle what we know best. Protecting you and your assets. Managing your risks. Providing peace of mind. We do not do insurance like everyone else, you will thank us for that.
  • Do you want someone that isn't afraid to get their hands dirty or the guy that's afraid to break a sweat in his fancy suit? We thought so.
  • To us, it’s what we do that’s not on the contract that distinctly sets us apart.
  • We are family. With an average of at least 18+ years of experience, we exceed industry averages.
  • We know that family sticks together. When situations arise, you will never have to worry whether or not we will be there. We will. Always.


Fast Facts
  • Founded in 1977 by Chip Van Meter
  • Headquartered in Bowling Green, KY with additional offices in Owensboro KY, Elizabethtown KY, Lexington KY, and Franklin TN
  • Staff of 200+ employees handling over $250m in annual premiums.
  • Full Range of Brokerage / Consulting services include: Employee Benefits Property & Casualty Financial & Retirement Personal Lines
  • Excel locally through community involvement and position of leadership
  • Member of Houchens Insurance Group, the largest 100% employee-owned ESOP in the United States.
  • 2010 Insurance Journal Ranked Van Meter Insurance as the 37th largest privately-held insurance brokerage in the United States.
  • 2011 Insurance Journal Ranked Van Meter Insurance as the 33rd largest privately-held insurance brokerage in the United States.
  • 2012 Insurance Journal Ranked Van Meter the as 30th largest privately-held insurance brokerage in the United States
  • 2015 Ranked No. 3 Among Best Places to Work in Kentucky. Read More here: http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/local-businesses-among-best-places-to-work/article_2a6504b3-01b2-5839-9c78-05595db6c2ab.html